Kindle (verb): to light a fire; to inspire.
This candle in my room is for Mr. Hiskes; my AP English teacher and the originator of my weekly Word Wednesday assignment (where my students teach each other vocabulary instead of me.) Only, he had a real candle and mine is fake…. But thanks to him, my love for reading and writing was kindled to a new level, and it is his model of teaching that I continually strive for.
(And yes, ‘kindle’ really was one of our Word Wednesday words today!)